Splatter Planets

Splatter Planets

Posted 2013-03-02 by Jane Streetfollow
Splatter planet


This is a fun and easy activity to make a planet wall decoration to brighten up any room. Younger children will need help to draw the shape, cut out and assemble but will enjoy dropping the food colouring onto the paper and watching the colours disperse.

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's, Over 10's, Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
  • Large sheet of paper
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape
  • Glue stick
  • Eye dropper
  • Different colours of food colouring (we used red, blue, yellow, green)
  • Newspaper to work on to absorb any mess

  • Cheap starting materials


    Method
  • Cut a large circle to make the planet
  • Cut a ring to fit round the circle

  • Planet pieces cut out and ready for colour


  • Set out some newspaper (to absorb any mess) and put the planet shapes on top
  • Fill the eye dropper with food colouring and drip onto the planet shapes.
  • Repeat with different colours and enjoy watching the colours disperse and mix

  • Young children will enjoy dripping the food colouring onto the paper






  • Allow to dry
  • Put some glue on the back of the ring and assemble the planet by tucking the ends of the ring behind the circle and taping. Use a glue stick rather than wet glue, as wet glue will make the colours leak.

  • Planet assembled and ready to hang


    Your spotty planet is now ready to hang. These would make a fun wall decoration for a space themed birthday party with fruit rocket ship skewers and a rocket ship birthday cake.


    Categories
    #under_5 's
    #5_to_10 's
    #over_10s
    #easy
    #cheap
    #food_colouring
    #colour_mixing
    #dispersing_paper
    #space
    #rocket
    #planet
    #birthday_party
    #decoration

    %mykidcraft
    237748 - 2023-07-18 02:01:02

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    Easy
    5_to_10s
    Under_5s
    Any_age
    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
    Recycled
    Paint
    Christmas
    Greeting_card
    Decoration
    Fun_food
    Easter
    Animals
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